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shareholders blame for the 7:00's problems. >> 7 on your side tax hot line is underway. here is the number. irs and california society of enrolled agents and united way are standing by to answer your questions. >> plus, fresh fish you won't find in a couple bay area supermarkets could signal a seafood change. after 4:30... >> rivalry between apple and samsung is intensifying including construction of a gleaming new headquarters. i'm david louie. we'll have the story still to come. >> at 410 a live look at traffic. this is the skyway. it's a usual bumper to bumper crawl. left to right traffic is go together lower deck of the bay bridge a little bit better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back wit >>> two big supermarkets market chain as nounsd they're staying away from so called franken fish. trader joes says i it will not sell a new type of genetically modified salmon. it's a cross between an atlantic and pacific salmon. this video shows kit grow twice as fast as regular salmon and fda says it won't cause health problems or harm the environment. critics say it could threaten other
consequence of furloughing state workers and the billions of tax dollars save >> good morning, everyone, 4:50 on abc7 news. a live look from our high definition roof tom camera -- top camera in san francisco, you can see the buildings and not the fog. mike will tell us about the weather including a chance of rain next week. >> you will soon have another option to get around a bay area because of a bicycle sharing program. there is an agreement with a pilot program for bicycle share. you can pick up and drop off bicycles at 70 locations between san francisco and san jose. the cost is still up in the air. a similar program in washington, dc, charges $75 for an annual pass. >> the spring break is leading san francisco's muni system to reduce service while students are out of school part of a strategy they first tried over the holiday season in december when fewer people were using the city buses and trolls and streetcars. this will we reduce the frequency on a dozen routes from march 25 to march 29. they saved $275,000 by reducing routes during the holiday season. >> there is word that twitte
clara. >> tonight the council agreed to waive a 9.5% hotel tax on the 350 rooms the staff will occupy. it will also waive a 10% ticket surcharge and a 35 cent ticket fee funding senior and youth programs and a $4.54 parking fee will be waived. >> by having fees waived it makes us more attractive. even though we have all of this to offer it is the first time we are doing this. we want to make sure we are competitive. >> santa clara is going up to host super bowl 50. miami has already hosted 10 super bowls. but sources say they can't afford to waive the hotel tax. hotel managers meantime say temporarily waiving the tax won't affect their bottom line. >> the exposure we will get here during the super bowl event will more than make up for anything that is lost. >> by exempting the rooms left to nfl employees and nfl workers they would be exempt to the tax on those rooms and that money would not be paid. >> reporter: some worry about what santa clara is is conceding in order to win this bid. but the majority of those here tonight couldn't be happier with the possibility of hosting a super
approved a measure that exempts several tax measures for the n-f-l. kron 4's j.r. stone talked with santa clara's mayor who says this is a win win deal for everyone. while some still question this move?.mayor jamie matthews told me tuesday evening that the city will as part of the agreement that was unanimously approved?.hotel tax?s for 350 of those with the nfl will be waived. two tax surcharges that would go to funding the new stadium are also waived among other things. the mayor says money will be made back from filling hotels and also private donors. some that i talked with this evening are still not happy with the city?s decision. santa clara is competing with miami for the 2016 super bowl. miami however chose not to give in to these requests made by the nfl. mayor matthews believes this move puts santa clara in a prime position to get the big game. while there was lots of super bowl talk tonight keep in mind the nfl won?t make their decision on a location until late may. reporting in santa clara j.r. stone kron 4 news. now to a developing story in san jose. police are looking for a
the council agreed to waive a 9.5% hotel tax on the 350 rooms the staff will occupy. it will also waive a 10% ticket surcharge and a 35 centfd youth programs and a $4.54 parking fee will be waived. >> by having fees waived it makes us more attractive. even though we have all of this to offer it is the first time we are doing this. we want to make sure we are competitive. >> santa clara is going up to host super bowl 50. miami has already hosted 10 super bowls. but sources say they can't afford to waive the hotel tax. hotel managers meantime say temporarily waiving the tax won't affect their bottom line. >> the exposure we will get here during the super bowl event will more than make up for anything that is lost. >> by exempting the rooms left to nfl employees and nfl workers they would be exempt to the tax on those rooms and that money would not be paid. >> reporter: some worry about what santa clara is is conceding in order to win this bid. but the majority of those here tonight couldn't be happier with the possibility of hosting a super bowl. >> i support the super bowl in santa clara beca
are on the table from consolidations to furlough days and asking the community to support a tax. since the beginning of the recession allen rock avoided some of the more painful cuts other districts went through. while the math is tough for grown ups the lesson is harder for the kids. >> i don't know how to explain to him you have to go to school because of no funding. gl i don't feel like leaving. i like this school. >> that was kris sanchez reporting. >>> he once wrote laws and policies for santa clara county. today the former president of the board of supervisors is on the wrong side of the law. george shirakawa pled guilty to 12 charges including felony regarding public money he reportedly used to feed a gambling addiction. what was his reaction today? >> reporter: given the d.a. said there was a dark cloud over santa clara county shirakawa didn't speak. fierce fighter for the poor and under privileged told the judge he broke the law. 12 times the judge asked former supervisor george shirakawa how he pled and 12 times shirakawa responded guilty. >> it's a very sad day when a super
billion. >>> a new report shows three of the four companies paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. >>> the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-o
improvements are not subject to reclassifying the property as a higher tax rate that states law allows you to do that as retrofit. additionally we are looking into the loan process and these buildings maybe historic and landmarks. it would require a vote. with the mellow roos, they effectively become the voting body so they get to decide between the group when money is build out for these i am improvements that is repaid for their property taxes and gives them the mechanism without taking a loan individually. that is an interesting feature of it. if these properties change hands. the loan actually goes with it and the person who originated the loan is relieved from the debt. >> then in terms of the actual work that's being done, there was reference made before which is issued that i have been thinking about. in terms of making sure that the process for property openers owners who are complying with the law and somehow got financing and want to do the work and have to get to the planning department and planning of building inspection. what is your competence level that will our policy inte
paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. >>> the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-old dennis macedo. po
. they have the 27 votes they need to raise taxes, override vetoes without republican cooperation. >> many are from districts that are very up in the air. democrats don't want to go too far out on a limb and neither do the republicans. >> democrats will keep their narrow supermajority in the assembly. there are several special elections on the horizon. >>> a bay area campus known for a long history of political activism is back at it tonight. a group of u.c. berkeley skunts wants to have a bigger say in how the city operates. joe rosato, jr. shows us why the city says not so fast. >> reporter: a bustling day on the u.c. berkeley campus. the students is like a city within a city. a group of calstudents thinks it should have a say in city politics. >> we contribute every day to vendors in the city. we contribute by volunteering. >> reporter: as berkeley looks to redraw the council district students are proposing the city include calin a student district. that would include a spot for a student representative on the berkeley city council. >> we think it is time. we change that to get the 25%
to tax themselves, saving the city millions. his winning argument that made the bay area proud. >>> plus, after a beautiful weekend across the bay area, there is rain in the forecast. meteorologist rob mayeda tracking the system. find out if it's going to affect your commute. >>> secrets of the bay area were revealed this weekend when historic artifacts from the infamous escape from alcatraz and the presidio were made available. >> the national park services opened its archives to the public. joe rosado takes us inside centuries of history. >> reporter: some of the bay area's national parkland date back over 200 years. but as we all know, history isn't just measured in time. it's measured in stuff. >> we have millions, literally millions of pieces of historic documents. many of those came from the army. >> reporter: a former cavalry stable in san francisco's presidio is now home to the national park service's archives for the gelden gate national recreation area. it's a smorgasbord of more than six million items dating back to the bay area's military history, which have here ranging from
to stay alert. register's tax offender charles christensen has moved into the neighborhood on will pass road. he has committed several sex crimes against children and is considered a sexually violent predator. if the second sex offender to move in the area and parents are wary about their children's safety. >> this the second time this happened the first time we did not do anything i do not know if we will be able to do the thing this time. >> my granddaughter is 6 and she is smart and intelligent. i showed her the picture and told her exactly what it is. he is a sex guide, a dirty guide. if you ever see him run the other way. >> parents from local elementary are reportedly planning a protest for later today. will let you know if that happens. >> we will take a break. >> it is 4:08 . we will have more headlines. we are following weather and traffic. >> everything is fine as the span of the san mateo bridge although there is reports of a similar by 580 near livermore. >> if you are in the area or 580 is part of your commute you may expect delays live this morning. we will keep you update
. >> reporter: well, every year the nfl asked for its employees to be exempt from paying the taxes for the super bowl. it adds up to millions of dollars. the city of santa clara believes it can recoup that lost revenue by being the post city -- host city. imagine in 2016 this being where the super bowl is held. hosting the super bowl gave new orleans a much-needed boost and they will finalize things tonight and city leaders have said they will comply with the request for nfl workers and team members. it works out to be about 19,000 beds we're talking about it. it's a standard demand but cities can choose to shoot it down like miami did in 2010. this year, miami will comply, it just announced. with all of the money the nfl rakes in, one man we spoke to said it can afford it. >> i believe that, you know, the people that go to the super bowl that can afford those tickets, the little bit of the price they have to pay, no big deal to them. the city should be able to reason the benefits -- reap the benefits. >> reporter: super bowl tickets would be exempt from surcharges. one raising $6 million and an
the taxes for the super bowl. it adds up to millions of dollars. the city of santa clara believes it can recoup that lost revenue by being the post city -- host city. imagine in 2016 this being where the super bowl is held. hosting the super bowl gave new orleans a much-needed boost and they will finalize things tonight and city leaders have said they will comply with the request for nfl workers and team members. it works out to be about 19,000 beds we're talking about it. it's a standard demand but cities can choose to shoot it down like miami did in 2010. this year, miami will comply, it just announced. with all of the money the nfl rakes in, one man we spoke to said it can afford it. >> i believe that, you know, the people that go to the super bowl that can afford those tickets, the little bit of the price they have to pay, no big deal to them. the city should be able to reason the benefits -- reap the benefits. >> reporter: super bowl tickets would be exempt from surcharges. one raising $6 million and another that would have raised $25,000 to fund
given pedestrian a save place to walk. >> our taxes go to that to make it look nice and we brag about it. >> the bta spokes woman said no additional tax mayer money will be used. in san jose, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california officials announced a new partnership with the federal government to bring two large solar projects to california. governor jerry brown held a press conference with interior secretary ken salazar. the projects are in riverside county. they'll help california reach itself goal to get a third of its energy from renewable sources from 20/20. >>> one south bay teenager is taking home more from her washington trip. >>> and it feels like an early spring out there with some places in the 80s today. our chief meteorologist, bill martin will let us know about the temperatures. >> you can still watch ktvu newscast. get the app or go to ktvu.com. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording
to walk. >> our taxes go to that. make it look nice, and we brag about how pretty it looks. now we can walk down the sidewalk. >> reporter: the vta spokesperson told me today, no additional taxpayer money will have to be spent for repairs. she's confident the agency will be able to recoup the cost through insurance, and forcing drivers who caused damage to pay up. ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a search for a missing oakland woman has now been called off. 31-year-old erica maskkaleres's cell phone places her at the golden gate bridge at about the same time a person jumped from the span. they have not recovered a body. >>> state lawmakers are now considering a bill that would allow students at public universities to use credit from online institutions. if approved it would be the first in the country to address impacted campuses. supporters say the bill is needed so that california's public universities can immediate the demand for basic required courses. it also calls for a panel that would approve the content of those online courses. >>> a 15-year-old girl is taking home a $20,000 scholars
is disappointing, because this project has given pedestrians a safe place to walk. >> our taxes go to that. make it look nice, and we brag about how pretty it looks. now we can walk down the sidewalk. >> reporter: the vta spokesperson told me today, no additional taxpayer money will have to be spent for repairs. she's confident the agency will be able to recoup the cost through insurance, and forcing drivers who caused damage to pay up. ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a search for a missing oakland woman has now been called off. 31-year-old erica maskkaleres's cell phone places her at the golden gate bridge at about the same time a person jumped from the span. they have not recovered a body. >>> state lawmakers are now considering a bill that would allow students at public universities to use credit from online institutions. if approved it would be the first in the country to address impacted campuses. supporters say the bill is needed so that california's public universities can immediate the demand for basic required courses. it also calls for a panel that would approve the content of those online c
♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep federal tax return for 2009, you could be missing out on a refund. how many millions the i-r-s says is still unclaimed. now for today's market update. the dow extended its winning streak for the 10th straight day. it's the longest winning streak since 1996. here are the closing numbers. the dow rose 83 points to close at 14-thousand-539. the nasdaq rose 13 points. and the s-and-p came within two points of its all-time high.after gaining 8 points. >> catherine: if you didn't file your federal tax return for 2009, you could be missing out on a refund. the i-r-s says it has 917- million dollars in unclaimed tax refunds from that year. and says that 984-thousand people haven't submitted returns. a lot of the money works out to be more than 500- dollar per person. time is running out to claim the cash. 2009 tax returns must be submitted by april 15th. if you miss that deadline, your money will be handed over to the u-s treasury. >> catherine: honda is recalling 180,000 vehicles in the u-s and nearly 250,000 worldwide. a brake problem is to bl
a tax hike, that drove us far into the red. but other numbers are more horrifying, roughly 800 americans lost limbs, many tens of thousands of more are fighting ptsd, dealing with traumatic brain injury, and the iraqis are still suffering. the wave of bombings in iraq marked the tenth anniversary. dozens died. this was last week, a bloody reminder of the human cost since march 19, 2003, when the first u.s. bombs fell. in the wake of 9/11, president bush and secretary of state colin powell made the case that saddam hussein was set to use weapons of mass destruction. the u.s. invasion was easy, but the mission was not accomplished by that may, even though some insist today u.s. forces did succeed. war planner douglas fife. >> saddam was in fact an extremely dangerous guy. >> martin dempsey. >> today we have in iraq a partner, not an adversary. >> reporter: but 2003 to 2008 was a nightmare of roadside bombs and civil war. a hard lesson. >> we went into iraq without a real plan for how to stabilize the place afterwards. >> reporter: 100,000 iraqis died. nearly 4500 americans lost their lives
trail that exposes dysfunction and hundreds of tax dollars. >> a series of breakdowns by the city, the faa and the san jose airport, the city manages the airport, federal rules prevent it from cashing in on the airport's success. it's a snapshot of your government at work. or maybe not at work. >> welcome to san jose international airport. >> it's an airport funded by your airfare. your travel dollars, and it's this draft audit, raising questions about where your money went. it's written by the federal aviation administration. it's critical of the city of san jose, and it's funded by your tax dollars. >> what they found was, there were violations of the law. >> gabe bruno is the executive director of the faa whistle blower alliance, and a former high ranking executive in the faa. the draft audit accuses the city of san jose of improperly using airport profits in three different areas. >> one of the red flags that that raises with me is why nobody's really asking questions about this. >> specifically, the audit accuses the city of san jose of unlawfully diverting millions of dollar
live in antioch support a tax to pay for more police. the city council is considering three different ways to boost the city's ability to police itself. one would be a sales tax although the exact amount of the tax is unclear so far. another would be a $240 a year business license tax. there's also a proposal for a tax on landlords. any tax measure would likely be on the november ballot. >>> it is 7:12. the number of cyber attacks is rising tickly. who is behind -- rising quickly. who is behind most of them and what the president is doing about this problem. >>> hailed as a hero. why a british man who battled a shark, you can see here, to save children has now been fired from his job. degrees ofh for goddess skin you can feel and feel. ♪ i'm your venus only from venus embrace. for goddess skin you can feel and feel. ♪ i'm your venus the rule is whenever i have to get rid of something. shop like a fashionista. today i got these amazing designer heels. save like a maxxinista. what to get rid of this time? designer brands at t.j. prices. t.j.maxx. >>> dense fog advisory posted across
. >>> 7:11. an informal survey shows people who live in antioch support a tax to pay for more police. the city council is considering three different ways to boost the city's ability to police itself. one would be a sales tax although the exact amount of the tax is unclear so far. another would be a $240 a year business license tax. there's also a proposal for a tax on landlords. any tax measure would likely be on the november ballot. >>> it is 7:12. the number of cyber attacks is rising tickly. who is behind -- rising quickly. who is behind most of them and what the president is doing about this problem. >>> hailed as a hero. why a british man who battled a shark, you can see here, to save children has now been fired from his job. degrees of smooth for goddess skin you can feel and feel. ♪ i'm your venus ♪ only from venus embrace. the rule is whenever i get something new, i have to get rid of something. shop like a fashionista. today i got these amazing designer heels. save like a maxxinista. what to get rid of this time? designer brands at t.j. pric
as two tax surcharges that would go funding the new stadium. while santa clara's mayer says the money will be made back from private donors and filing that as spilling hotels, some committee members said they're still not happy with the city's decision. >> santa clara is competing with miami for the 2006 superbowl. --2016 superbowl. miami however chose not to give in to these requests made by the nfl. santa clara mayor belize this move as a city in prime position to get the big game. the nfl is not suspected--x spec to make their decision on the location until late may. >> site mary's had advanced in the first round of the ncaa tournament. the gaels beat middle tennessee state 67-54. the m > welcome back. the time is 4:10. >> the man suspected of killing five people inside his san francisco appeared in court yesterday. bin thai luc and be a non native pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder plus
a plan to balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. that plan would repeal the president's health care law, convert medicare to a voucher voucher-style system and cut federal pensions. it is similar to a budget plan that he offered last year. today the senate democrats unveil a plan of their own. >> boy scouts have sent out a questionnaire on a potential change in policy banning gay scout leaders and members. the survey e-mailed to 1.1 million adult scouts has five questions including, is it acceptable for a gay and straight scout to share a tent overnight? the scouts posing such questions as the organizer tries to determine whether to lift or modify the gay ban. leaders will vote on the issue in may. >> the woman now accused of salting a young girl in a san francisco park. >> another trial run for taking bicycles on bart. commuters get a chance to take the bike along for the road. >> new date announced on which a famed >> south san francisco struggling ferry service is coming up with new ideas to get more people on board. the oyster point ferry between the peninsula and
extortion, money laundering and tax fraud. >>> the style of pope francis was on display in his first mass. [ singing ] >> the pope didn't use any notes as he gave a short homily in the sistine chapel. he said the church needed to return to its roots and return to god. >> at the dinner there was a toast to him, he said a few words and said may god forgive you for what you have done. >> his next public appearance is sunday at st. peters basilica. >> speaker of the house john boehner won't be among the delegation at the installation of pope francis. he is grateful for the invitation but it would be impossible with his dotties -- duties. vice president joe biden is leading the delegation to the vatican. >>> how catholics feel about the new pope, ktvu's john sasaki continues our coverage. john? >> reporter: st. mary's is the primary church for the diocese and today was the place to be for celebrating the church's new leader. [ singing ] >> reporter: this afternoon's service began with the procession and the archbishop expressed gratitude. >> first pope from the americas. >> reporter: this was
to hide, we're not afraid of answering tough questions. >>> and are your tax dollars being wasted? our investigative unit follows the money right to the san jose airport. >>> and after record-setting heat in the past 24 hours, temperatures are dropping, widespread 60s here across most of the bay area, we'll have more on that and when much-needed rain returns coming up in the forecast. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> tonight, the nbc bay area investigative unit is digging into government waste and taxpayers' money. the faa issued a highly critical audit back in 2010, accusing the city of san jose of illegally diverting funds from the san jose airport. now, three years later, no actio
to pay higher taxes to save our schools? and efforts to prevent san francisco getting stuck footing the bill for america's cup. >>> a little known urban forest has been a popular gathering spot for locals to escape city life now a plan to jeopardize it's serenity. the eucalyptus grove is south of the entrance to golden gate park. wayne freedman now with more on the story. 50 they have the disstix of being the most beloved and also, perhaps the most reviled nonindij news trees in san francisco. >> full of birds and wile life. it's a forest. >> the sutro grove behind ucsf medical center. thousands of eucalyptus trees owned by the university, share wtd community. >> we want a forest that is going to last for many more generations. >> they've issued a bunch of misleading prop ganda. >> the grove the planted 125 years ago but adolph sutro. the university worries about a fire hazard. >> yes. we're worried about wildfires and the safety of the campus buildings and our neighbors' homes. >> there would be lie yikt there, too. you don't want to pay for fires? >> we don't want anyone to get hu
. >> we wanted to end the nightmare. >> that nightmare local official using tax money campaign contribution to feed a gambling addiction. tonight the one thing that kept him out of prison. >> also tonight at 9:00. management make over. new direction for oakland pd brass. >> airport quandary. san jose international good service new terminal and easy to get to. why isn't it more popular and why losing flights. why losing flights. >> new study >> that breaking news centers on this car accident in east san jose. we understand it is involved in an officer involved shooting. now this is video from sky 7 hd short time ago. police are out on mass in this area. we are told that 3 undercover police cars surrounded a vehicle. witnesses tell that you say one person in that car was shot and officer hurt although not seriously. now this happened a little more than 2 hours ago in the alan rock neighborhood close to the intersection of jeralyn drive and em rick avenue. trade the general area on the map. bring you any new information as soon as it develops. good evening. now to long
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omission is leading to a refund refund -- refund delay to thousands of tax returns, maybe yours. returns filed by h&r block may be delayed because of an error on the student tax credit. that is form 8863. in previous years they could leave a field blank to indicate no. this year they have to enter the letter "n," but h and h&r block wasn't doing that. the forms will be delayed six to eight weeks. >>> in less than two weeks commuters in san mateo county could be driving through the devil slide tunnels. cal trans set a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate. drivers are expected to be allowed through the twin tunnels either that day or perhaps the next morning. we are thought sure. the $439 million project began eight years ago to improve traffic between pacifica and monterra. now finally almost finished. >>> new at 11:00, green day is back on the road and ready for its delayed tour. billy armstrong is out of rehab which he entered after a melt down on stage, this one. they have one gig under its belt. they rocked a crowd in southern california and even dipped into classics like "basket case
. we'll have the latest on our web site abc 7 news.com. >> those folk who's didn't file taxes in 2009 better hurry if they expect to get a refund. the irs says there is $817 million in unclaimed tax refunds and time is running out to claim the cash. refunds owed to nearly a million people. irs says taxpayers must file by april 15th of this year if they don't that money becomes property of the u.s. treasury. in case you're wondering there is no penalty for filing a late return that qualifies for a refund. >> these are crazy good times for taco bell. the chain says it hired 15,000 new employees as a result of the popularity of the doritos tacos. taco bell sold 375 million of the tacos last year more than a million per day. taco bell officials expect more growth with the recent addition of the cool ranch flavor tacos they believe they'd al add 2,000 restaurants in 10 year autos facebook reportedly looking to snag twitter's hash zpag bad news for google reader fans. >> good afternoon, larry and carolyn. the book is closing on google reader, google shutting down the rss service on july 1.
. and really what is driving the dow jones. >> european markets and levyiing a tax... they did not want to bail out and the european nations but it is no we were at 10 straight days of a record high. many reasons that this happened is because it wa on down 5 1/2% for however, it looked like it was getting back to normal. >> what is interesting about cyprus is that it is a bit of an analogy like the cayman islands. where there are a lot of money invested offshore? was there any tax consequences? >> they have a bank holiday today. seousometimes they will lose confidence and not be able to get their money overseas. >> what about ope housing in the bay area are here today? >> yes this report released from data quick what i think that could derail the stock market's is possibly interest rates. i would see them to say that it would be a good thing for the bull market for the cyprus money situation. >> keeping interest rates low. >> and there are no right answers there is a plus and minus. we are going to come back with robert black at 9:15 and 6:48. erica? >> good morning. let me start off with this
prosecutors a tax form showing the client had won $400,000 in gambling in las vague yachls now, prosecutors say they're checking that out. they don't know what happened to that money. vic lee abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. a different part of the bay in an effort to get a handle on a violent crime problem, the police chief has a new strategy tonight. laura anthon lee is live to explain. laura? >> hi, dan, neighborhood policing has been tried before here but this time the chief told us he thinks that it will work despite having many fewer officers than last time they tried it. this is a model in many cities. >> the police chief announced a new neighborhood policing plan for a city. he believes will not only take a bite out of crime but strengthens ties between officer asks the community. >> captains will be charged of a smaller area gives us best opportunities to do that. >> area two ran from fruit veil to the san leandro border encompassing three districts. in the new plan the same area is broken into two districts, four, five, each with its own captain he will be held acc
exempt from all local taxes from paying a 9.5% hotel tax. also they must be removed from surcharges and others to fund senior and youth programs. and he said he doesn't believe what they are asking for is fair. >> the people can afford those tickets, the little bit of price they have to pay, it is no big deal and the city should be able to reap the benefits of hosting the super bowl here. >> reporter: another contender is miami but they have not complied with demands. in 2010 they rejected the nfls request and we will have to wait and see on that. coming up, we will let you know why they think they will make up for that lost revenue in other ways. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> all right, tara, pope frances has been officially installed in vatican city and is now vowing to serve the poorest and the weakest. this happened just hours ago. pope frances was presented with the fisherman's ring, before being installed, the st. peters square is not being sounded -- surrounded by bullet-proof vests and he stepped down to kiss the head of a disabled man in the crowd. >>> in
and the nfl is asking for its employees to be exempt from all local taxes and that would free members of the football team from paying a 9.5% hotel tax here in the bay area. one diehard fan said he does not think what the nfl is asking for is fair but he relishes having the super bowl here on home turf. >> reporter: now super bowl tickets will be here and one would have raised $29 million for senior programs. the city will also loose out and city leaders here say all could be made up and we did speak to them and they are expecting to find out why they asked for all of these requests. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> new details, a preschool in livermore was shut down following a series of allegations and it will not reopen any time soon. social services shut down the school on friday when they found two babies were swaddled too tightly. they also found one baby sleeping in a car seat and the other sleeping in a high chair. two employees are now banned from working at any state licensed childcare facility. >>> some counties may be sued for sending low-level offenders to c
that cost. that includes a 9.5% hotel tax for the teams and other employees. the mayor of santa clara says that revenue could be made up for in other ways. >> because the super bowl is an extraordinary event, we're trying to make ourselves competitive in the bid. we want to ensure we put our best foot forward. we have a great partner with the super bowl committee. they will make up all the costs, actual costs, so it won't cost santa clara anything. >> now, in addition to waving that hotel tax for nfl, city leaders are reportedly willing to waive ticket surcharges for the super bowl amounting to about $6 million arnold also give up $4.54 per space parking fee, all in an effort to sweeten the deal and convince nfl to bring the super bowl here to santa clara in 2016. the city council is expected to vote on a final proposal tonight at 6:30. again, an ultimate decision is expected on friday. live in santa clara, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> in fremont now police are looking for the suspect who stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of copper wire. investigators say the suspect broke
and communication as well. >> reporter: jeff gay marriage relative la introduced two bills to give tax incentives to manufacturers to stay in california. it would be $94 million over the next couple of years. >> primarily in the commercial nonmilitary operation. >> reporter: there was a hearing today about the law requiring the faa to select six areas in the country where they can be tested. >> the whole idea behind the legislation is to figure outweighs to safely integrate into the air space. >> reporter: two places in california are fighting to be the home base. it could mean many jobs. >> i think over the next few years you'll see more use of unmanned air craft in all different kinds of aspects of life. >> reporter: the faa will select the areas of the country that can test the drones. one purpose of the hearing was to get government leaders more involved in fighting for this contract. >>> california high speed rail authority have given up on building their own tracks. they voted to use the bullet tracks. they voted
it for the superbowl. the terms are tough and not likely negotiable. santa clara must waive the hotel tax on the 350 rooms they will occupy. it will waive the surcharge that goes to debt service on the new stadium and waive a 35 cent per ticket fee that funds programs along with a parking fee that recoups the city's cost for services. santa clara says it will get reimbursed for public safety excesses by the host committee. >> it was our intention to make sure that we walk away putting on a great show, doing a lot of work and making sure we come out whole in this process and being reimbursed for our efforts to make it a successful event. >> reporter: giving a hotel tax break isn't as bad. 350 looms are involved. at the rate is 14.25 translates into $5,000 loss per night, revenue that normally goes into the general fund. general manager at hilton santa clara says superbowl spending will more than off set that loss. >> the value and exposure we're going to get here and what is spent here in the time frame will more than make up for anything that is lost. >> reporter: he is planning a 140 room in additi
of the measure, hotel taxes and those with the nfl will be waived as well as to tax surcharges that would go to funding the new stadium. while santa clara's mayor said the money will been made back from the private donors and from filling the hotels, some community member say that they are still not happy with the city's decision. >> santa clara is a competing with miami for the 2016 super bowl. miami however, chose not to give in to these requests that were made by the nfl. santa clara's mayor believes that the move puts the city in a prime position to get the big game. the nfl is not expected to make their decision on a location until late may. >> we will be right back. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! k
all local taxes and that would free members of the football team from paying a 9.5% hotel tax here in the bay area. one diehard fan said he does not think what the nfl is asking for is fair but he relishes having the super bowl here on home turf. >> reporter: now super bowl tickets will be here and one would have raised $29 million for senior programs. the city will also loose out and city leaders here say all could be made up and we did speak to them and they are expecting to find out why they asked for all of these requests. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> new details, a preschool in livermore was shut down following a series of allegations and it will not reopen any time soon. social services shut down the school on friday when they found two babies were swaddled too tightly. they also found one baby sleeping in a car seat and the other sleeping in a high chair. two employees are now banned from working at any state licensed childcare facility. >>> some counties may be sued for sending low-level offenders to county jails instead
would cut spending by nearly five-trillion dollars over a decade without raising taxes. the democrats' plan is aimed at reducing the deficit by about a trillion dollars over ten years by using spending cuts and tax increases. the president will release his own proposal next month. >> catherine: this was the first full day on the job for pope francis. catholics hope it marks the beginning of a turnaround after years of scandal. erin mclaughlin has the latest from rome. >> reporter: as part of his new day on the job he celebrated mass with the cardinals who voted for him. >> i think you and the prayers that will kill us of this race. >> reporter: a quiet contrast from the thunderous confirmation. >> the word francis, the choice has a lot to do with his internal desire to church the level of beginnings. >> we are learning about the new process of election. >> you gradually began to sense a movement and you pray and talk a lot to others. there is a gradual movement that i found that generated a lot of joy and serenity. >> he was the arch bishop of blindness august, argentina. >> i think t
of dollars in exchange for santa clara to host the super bowl. as a are the measure, hotel taxes to of those up with the nfl will be waived as well 2000 as to tax surcharges that would go in and funding to in new stadium. santa clara is competing with miami for the 2016 super bowl. miami however chose not to given to the request made by the nfl. santa clara's mayor believes as moves as the city and a prime position to get the big game. the nfl is not expected to make their decision on the location until late may. 7:36 a.m. and we will take a break. a live look at the james lick freeway, try the backing up a little bit on southbound 1 01. overall, not too bad. we will be right back. [ malema announcer ] whewn it comes to the finannacial obstacles milmitary families face, we understand. our oufinancnaial advice is ge gared specifically to cuo rrent enand former mily me mbers and their familie lifle brings obstacles. usaa bra ings retirement advi. that's my late night munchie meal. comes with one of four awesome new entrées. i got an exploding cheesy chicken sandwich! i got a stacked grilled c
plan. he says it will balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. it requires future medicare patients to pay more and scrap the president's healthcare reform law. >> we want to prevent this law which we believe will damage families in america. >> reporter: democrats say there are cost savings in the healthcare law. >> it is an absolute hoax to say on the one hand that you're balancing your budget and on the other hand, that you're eliminating obamacare. >> reporter: senate democrats will deliver their own budget wednesday. they argue ryan's plan to overhaul the tax code will hurt the middle class. >> sadly, you're going to eliminate the most basic income tax deductions for working families. >> reporter: the president is working to help lawmakers find some common ground. but republican senator jim inhoff says the two sides are too far apart for these meetings to make a difference. >> the term of personality and intimate relations is one thing but it won't bridge the gap. >> reporter: the president will be on the hill wednesday and
of that whole business, in terms of taxing depositors, and we know that we continue to have issues in terms of the debt crisis. we are not, necessarily, seeing solutions there. >> i think you see -- if that fear were true, you would see it reflected in the peripheral european countries. i think they mark scyprus as a special case. >> mark, how are you investing at this point? you've got $54 million under management there. you've been bullish. do you want to put new money to work here, even though the market is up 10% year-to-date? >> short answer, yes, maria. the fact of the matter is, we think the fundamental underpinnings, particularly domestically, continue to be encouraging, and we're encouraging investors as a result of some of the volatility we've had in non-u.s. equity markets, to begin the scale-in there as well, because we think valuations are even more attractive. but i do think this cypresicyprg could be a big deal. the precedent it could set relative to marketdowns of small account deposits in other peripheral countries, particularly spain and italy. and the last thing we need t
lobbying forces on capitol hill and they are involved in a variety of issues. >> tax exempt religious groups are prohibited from campaigning. the research group estimates the u.s. conference of bishops spent $26 million lobbying in one year. a figure the bishops would neither confirm nor deny. >> he spent 14 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. today we speak with an east bay man recently exonerated. why he is staying positive. >> surprising new findings on mars and why scientists may want to rethink calling it the red planet. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bu
. yesterday senate democrats unveiled their budget proposal calling for increases in spending and taxes. the republican budget plan focuses on spending cuts. the president will release his proposal early next month. >>> time is now 6:16. in berkeley a high school student is recovering after being beaten and robbed within blocks of a school. it happened yesterday morning about 11:15. the victim goes to berkeley technology academy. his school and a nearby preschool were locked down for about 30 minutes while police searched around for the suspect. that boy was taken to a hospital, his injuries described as minor. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the legal battle over two can use martin's beach in san mateo county goes to court today. a gate was put up a few years ago after the beach was sold. the protest today comments days after a lawsuit was filed against the new owners. >>> new this morning, physicists say they are confident they have discovered the so-called god particle. european researchers made the announcement after studying data collected last year from the world's largest a
for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenue over ten years. it is expected to head to the senate next week. >>> two hours from now president obama will leave the white house and take his energy reform policy on the road. ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. we understand you just received new details on the president's energy plan. >> reporter: yeah, pam. president obama wants to set aside $2 billion over the next ten years to give the u.s. what he calls a secure energy future. the president leaves this morning for illinois and will speak at argon national laboratory which conducts research for the u.s. department of energy. in his $2 billion plan. president obama would fund more research. including advance vehicles that run on electricity. he says since he took office renewable electricity generation from wind, solar, and other sources hazardabled. the white house says oil imports are already at a 20- year low but they want to become even less dependent on foreign oil. the administration says the funding is already accounted for in its five-year plan and it will be gene
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